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The Sweetheart of Crete

Vidiano is considered by Cretan winemakers and sommeliers alike, the sweetheart grape of Crete. This white grape originates from the Amari province in the mountains of Rethymno. Once used to make the famous Malvasia wines under the Venetian occupation in the 13th century, Vidiano all but disappeared until it reemerged 20-25 years ago. Since its resurrection, the quality and potential of Vidiano have put it in the spotlight. Vidiano is rare in its diversity. It can make crisp wines of tropical fruit and citrus when fermented in stainless steel or opulent creamy wines when aged in oak barrels. Some winemakers are even experimenting with sparkling versions. Stelios Klados, second generation win

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